In a 5-4 decision, members of the Phoenix City Council ended a decades-long practice of starting their meetings with a vocal prayer, azrep-title-logo_webopting instead for a moment of silence, The Arizona Republic reported Feb. 4.

The vote camCity of Phoenix logoe after members of the Satanic Temple signed up to give the invocation at a Feb. 17 council meeting, leading to some council members seeking to change how those who offer the prayers are selected, according to Republic reporter Dustin Gardiner’s story.